Lectra Upgrades Optiplan Software

Lectra, a Paris-based technology solutions provider for soft goods applications, has upgraded its
Optiplan cut-order planning and optimizing software. According to the company, the algorithm-based
software can be used with the latest processes to significantly reduce material use and optimize
production processes, enabling improved cost accuracy and production efficiency.

Lectra reports the software allows complete integration of the various cutting-room
technologies, including enterprise resource planning, and computer-aided design and manufacturing,
into a single process. It can be combined with a fabric management system to define marker lists
based on what material is in stock.

The software also allows producers to project the impact vis-à-vis cost and time of various
planning and manufacturing scenarios.

March/April 2008